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Pa. murder suspect arrested in Danville

A fugitive wanted on an attempted murder charge was arrested Wednesday night by Danville police.

Percy Thompson, 21, of Chester, Pa., was found hiding in a house on Smith Street after Danville police received a tip about his location, said Danville police Capt. James Monroe.

The woman whom Thompson is accused of shooting in January has since died, so Thompson will face a murder charge when he returns to Pennsylvania, Monroe said.

The woman was shot after a drug transaction turned violent. Police took a statement from her before she died, as well as from another woman involved in the deal.

Other charges pending against Thompson include assault, robbery and receiving stolen property, Monroe said.

Police also charged Stephen Roth Jr., 22, with hindering apprehension on a felony level. Roth was at the house where police found Thompson hiding in an attic space amid insulation, Monroe said.

Thompson and Roth remain in the Boyle County jail. No bond has been set on Thompson, but a $5,000 cash bond has been set for Roth, according to the jail.

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